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Author Fathi, Nazila, 1970-

Title The lonely war : one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran / Nazila Fathi.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  955.054 FAT    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-11  955.054 FAT    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  955.054 FAT    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  955.05 FATHI    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  955.054 FAT    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  955.054 FAT    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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Summary "As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries--most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized--seized jobs, housing, and positions of power, transforming Iranian society practically overnight. But this socioeconomic revolution had an unintended effect. As Fathi shows, the forces unleashed in 1979 inadvertently created a robust Iranian middle class, one that today hungers for more personal freedoms and a renewed relationship with the outside world. And unless an international confrontation allows Iranian leaders to justify an internal crackdown, this internal pressure for reform will soon set the country on a more stable track. In The Lonely War, Fathi describes Iran's awakening alongside her own, revealing how moderates are retaking the country--and how foreign powers can aid their progress"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284) and index.
Contents Part One. The Formative Years, 1979-1989 -- The Revolution -- Nessa -- The Time of Horror -- "World Powers Did It!" -- The Cleansing -- The War -- Our Bodies, Our Battlefields -- Masoud -- The War Ends -- Part Two. Awakening. 1989-1999 -- After Khomeini -- Meeting a Hawk -- The Intelligence Ministry -- The War Revisited -- The Walls Come Crashing Down -- Nessa Mourns -- A Force of Change -- Reform -- The Regime Strikes Back -- Part Three. The Decade of Confrontation, 1999-2009 -- The Reformists Speak Out -- No Fear of Authority -- The "Good" Children of the Revolution -- The "Bad" Children of the Revolution -- Nasrin -- The Rising Tide -- End of an Era -- Exile.
Subject Fathi, Nazila, 1970-
Fathi, Nazila, 1970- -- Childhood and youth.
Women -- Iran -- Biography.
Women journalists -- Iran -- Biography.
Social change -- Iran.
Middle class -- Iran.
Iran -- History -- Revolution, 1979 -- Influence.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Iran -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780465069996 (hardback: alkaline paper)
0465069991 (hardback: alkaline paper)

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